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Sustainability

Tufts plays a crucial role in helping the world adapt to a changing planet while tackling such challenging issues as climate change and resource depletion. Our goal is to be responsible stewards of the physical environment by cultivating knowledge of sustainable issues and solutions across disciplines in our students and faculty.

 
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Spotlights

  • Mountain Landscape

    An international research organization and Tufts affiliate dedicated to sustainable development.

  • Globe focused on america

    Provides students the opportunity for substantial, in-depth study of health, nutrition and the environment within the realm of international relations.

  • Tufts Institute of the Environment TIE logo

    An interdisciplinary, university-wide education and research institute that facilitates and coordinates environmental programs. 

  • Recycling boxes

    A broad overview of the various options for environmental degrees open to graduate and undergraduate students, plus a listing of the many environmentally related courses offered at Tufts.

  • Tennis court with bin for recylcling tennis balls

    Providing used tennis balls with a non-profit organization that recycles them into surfaces such as equestrian turf for therapeutic riding centers for people with disabilities or life-threatening illnesses.

  • Student giving a poster presentation

    A graduate-level program that takes an interdisciplinary approach to understanding water issues worldwide. Provides students with the perspectives and tools to manage water-related problems.

Resources

Sustainability on Campus

Explore what Tufts is doing to reduce its own impact on the environment, including efforts related to waste reduction, water and energy use, food, and health. Find out more about student clubs, events, and other resources for faculty, staff, and students interested in getting involved with sustainability on campus. 

Visit the Office of Sustainability